crackpipe phone scandal


Jonathan Goldsbie

No longer facing an extortion charge for his efforts to obtain the Rob Ford video, the former mayor's mysterious pal opens up just a crack more

Aug 25, 2016 3:05 PM News 7 Comments

Ford didn't quite say the offensive things he was reported to have said more

Aug 11, 2016 10:30 AM News 13 Comments


Jonathan Goldsbie

Sandro Lisi faces a charge of extortion concerning his alleged efforts to obtain it. more

Nov 17, 2015 9:39 PM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog

Rob Ford's former chief of staff spent three years covering for him. Now he wants you to buy his book to find out how. more

Oct 27, 2015 9:12 PM News 5 Comments

Sandro Lisi with joint

Jonathan Goldsbie

Well, on the drug charges. Rob Ford's former driver has a whole other extortion trial ahead of him. more

May 8, 2015 5:44 PM News


Jonathan Goldsbie

(The first Ford crack video, that is.) more

Apr 16, 2015 6:04 PM News 2 Comments

A Rob Ford-related drug trial seemed sort of inevitable. But this isn't the one you imagined. more

Apr 8, 2015 6:46 PM News



CBS series Battle Creek features plot line inspired by Toronto's ex-crack-mayor more

Apr 7, 2015 4:38 PM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog 3 Comments


Jonathan Goldsbie

We now have our hands on copies of key evidence but could go to jail if we told you what it was. more

Mar 8, 2015 8:48 PM News

Former heavyweight champion, convicted of rape in 1992, is latest celebrity to sit down with Toronto's notorious mayor more

Sep 9, 2014 4:38 PM News

Colourful display recalls Don Cherry's "pinko" remarks at inaugural meeting more

Aug 25, 2014 12:00 AM News

And you can listen to the 35-minute concept album on YouTube more

Jul 24, 2014 1:30 PM News

In first lengthy Q & A with press gallery since leave of absence, mayor declares he's "sober as a judge" but won't give details about his drug and alcohol use more

Jul 17, 2014 4:32 PM News

Barely a week into his return, the mayor's very public rehabilitation is looking like a make-no-promises situation more

Jul 4, 2014 3:26 PM News

Two months in rehab and the mayor is still playing victim – and already setting us up for his big fall more

Jul 3, 2014 12:00 AM News


Jonathan Goldsbie

For example: Why won't you acknowledge our presence? more

Jul 3, 2014 12:00 AM News

Mayor's brother accuses "shirtless jogger" of making racial slur against Rob Ford, offers no proof, says racism not about race more

Jul 2, 2014 5:49 PM News

Mayor's rivals and colleagues criticize his weak apologies and refusal to answer questions after after two-month leave more

Jun 30, 2014 7:20 PM News